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True Blood: Everybody Wants to Rule the World

The start of the vampire holy war is a cause for celebration for Salome and the Chancellors, but Eric may decide to go AWOL; Sookie learns more about her parents' death from a deceased relative; Andy and Jason investigate the rise in shifter murders; Alcide recalls his induction into the pack; Arlene is drawn into Terry and Patrick's strange journey; Steve Newlin gets a new pet.

Source: HBO

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x9
Airdate: Sunday August 05th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Nov 12, 2012

  • Currently 8.1/10
8.1/10 (7 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
William Sanderson
As Sheriff Bud Dearborne
Robert Patrick
As Jackson Herveaux
Louis Herthum
Dale Dickey
As Martha (Martha Bozeman)
John Rezig
As Kevin (Deputy Kevin Ellis)
Tanya Wright
As Kenya (Deputy Kenya Jones)
Jessica Clark
As Lilith
Tina Majorino
As Molly
Giles Matthey
As Claude
Camilla Luddington
As Claudette
Jennifer Hasty
As Sweetie (Sweetie Des Arts)
Ted Welch
As Joe Bob
James Jordan (1)
As Ray
Johnny Ray Gill
As Tyrese
Keram Malicki-Sanchez
As Elijah
Anna Khaja
As Zaafira

Co-Guest Stars
Skyler Vallo
As Chelsea
Marque Richardson, II
As Kenneth
Jamie Gray Hyder
As Danielle
Helen Sadler
As Claudija
Thea Andrews
As Local Bon Temps Reporter
Blake Michael
As Teenage Alcide
Heather Hopkins
As Teenage Debbie
Main Cast
Valentina Cervi
As Salome Agrippa
Lucy Griffiths
As Nora Gainesborough
Scott Foley
As Patrick Devins
Michael McMillian
As Steve Newlin
Joe Manganiello
As Alcide Herveaux
Janina Gavankar
As Luna Garza
Denis O'Hare
As Russell Edgington
Deborah Ann Woll
As Jessica Hamby
Todd Lowe
As Terry Bellefleur
Kristin Bauer van Straten
As Pamela Swynford De Beaufort
Carrie Preston
As Arlene Fowler
Chris Bauer
As Andy Bellefleur
Nelsan Ellis
As Lafayette Reynolds
Rutina Wesley
As Tara Thornton
Jim Parrack
As Hoyt Fortenberry
Stephen Moyer
As Bill Compton
Alexander Skarsgård
As Eric Northman
Sam Trammell
As Sam Merlotte
Ryan Kwanten
As Jason Stackhouse
Anna Paquin
As Sookie Stackhouse


The scene opens with a factory fire in Houston, Texas. Salome, Bill, Eric, Nora, Steve and Russell are watching the news broadcast. They have a naked man on the table. Russell asks for someone of experience to bless the “food” that is on the table. Steve prays as he normally and Russell laughs. Salome speaks a foreign language and blesses the food before they all partake. Molly gets into work and finds that she cannot get into a higher clearance. Eric comes up behind her and asks how they are going to get out of there. She says that she doesn’t really know, but Eric says that she was it. Meanwhile, Lafayette is over at Sookie’s trying to communicate with the spirit. However, he doesn’t get anything. He says that he is still going to charge her. Sookie asks if he has been talking to Tara and he says that she hasn’t and only texted him to tell him to leave her alone...

Read the full recap
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Care Bears On FireEverybody Wants to Rule the Worldend credits
Grant LangstonWalk to GeorgiaPlays in Alcide's truck
LosersAcrobaticaPam has a confrontation with the new sheriff
PezznerFake BloodTara has run in with an old friend at Fangtasia
The WallflowersFirst One in the CarAlcide recalls a conversation while driving
Willie NelsonAin't Life Hell (with Hank Cochran)Sookie questions Bud
(Unknown artist)Miss McCloud's ReelSweetie has a flashback at the square dance
(Unknown artist)Square DanceSheriff and team searches for Bud

Warning: True Blood season 5 episode 9 guide may contain spoilers
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